This dataset is the definitive set of territorial authority boundaries for 2001 as defined by the Local Government Commission and/or the territorial authorities themselves but maintained by Statistics New Zealand (the custodian). A territorial authority is defined under the Local Government Act 2002 as a city or a district council.
TA2001_V1_00 is a major released version of the annually released territorial authority pattern as at 1 January 2001. This version contains 74 territorial authorities.
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